Shield

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Registration number
979
Item name
Shield 
Category
Shield
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
Unrecorded  
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Pacific > Papua New Guinea > Milne Bay Province > Kiriwina Goodenough District > Trobriand Islands
Map
Collector
Unrecorded 
Acquisition date
January 01, 1948 
Acquisition method
Foundation Donation from Australian Board of Missions 
Raw material
wood, pigment
Dimensions
H: 730 mm W: 295 mm L: D: Circum:

Description

Wood shield with rounded corners and tapering upwards; painted surface design in white, red and black.

Research notes

Shield could possibly be repainted according to visiting researcher Harry Beran. Mr Beran visited the museum as part of research for a book on Melanesian shields he is coordinating on behalf of the Oceanic Art Society [08/05/2000].

From the UQ Anthropology Museum exhibition 'Double Up: Pasifika Treasures from the UQ Anthropology Museum' curated by Diana Young with Jane Willcock, 5 February - 9 April 2010.

The Foundation Donation comprises the items from L. P. Winterbotham's personal collection, which were donated to the University of Queensland in 1948 and form the basis of the Anthropology Museum.

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